Kerala Assembly Special Session on August 30 to discuss Floods


The Kerala government has decided to convene a special Assembly session on August 30 to discuss relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities following the disastrous flood.

“The government has decided to rcommend the Governor to call a tspecial Assembly session,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

Another decision taken was that every department should make special activity plans for rehabilitation so as to restore Kerala.

Stating that resource mobilization needs to be undertaken for the reconstruction of the state, he said that the Centre will be asked to increase the borrowing limit. The Centre will be asked to raise the borrowing limit from 3 per cent of GDP (GSDP) to 4.5 percent. If the limit is raised at this level, we can raise more than Rs 10,500 crore from the market, he added.

A special package of Rs 2600 crore for implementing the central schemes, including employment schemes in Kerala, will be sought. Chief minister said that they will seek the assistance of NABARD for implementing long-term schemes in the agriculture and irrigation fields.


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